Susan Valadon And Her Journey Through Life

610 words - 2 pages

As an alluring mysterious woman, Marie-Clementine Valadon, (Suzanne Valadon), had no problem finding work as an artists' model. She modeled for such great artists as Edgar Degas, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, (Wikipedia), and used the opportunity to learn and behold different techniques of painting.Born on September 23, in Haute-Vienne, France, Suzanne, an illegitimate child, moved with her mother to Paris and became a washer girl. Later she went to live in Montmartre and pursued her interest in art after a dreaded fall ended her career as a circus acrobat at age 15.She spent most of her life in Montmartre where she was became a wonderful painter and contrary to most painters, received acclaim and some financial success during her lifetime. One of the painters that was impressed by her bold line drawings, fine paintings, and encouraged her aspiration, was Edgar Degas, a painter that she modeled for had had an affair with. "The Hangover"Her paintings of still life's, floral art, and landscapes, and especially female nudes, were distinguished for their resonant coloring and brush techniques. Her most famous piece that was painted form the shabby bar scene, and was composed by one of her notorious lovers, Toulouse-Lautrec, who was a strong believer in Suzanne, was in titled: "The Hangover".In the early 1890's, her first displays consisted of mainly portraits. A famous one being of a man she had an affair with, who had proposed marriage after their first intimate night, Erik Satie. It was the only intimate relationship that Erik ever had and after she left him brokenhearted he said, "nothing but an ice loneliness that fills the head with emptiness and the heart with sadness" (Wikipedia). Suzanne was not very...

Find Another Essay On Susan Valadon and Her Journey Through Life

Influence of a Legend: Marilyn Monroe Discusses Marilyn's life and her influence through the years. Includes bibliography and outline

1780 words - 7 pages gorgeous features and find her talent. This upset Marilyn, who once said, "I want to be an artist, not an erotic freak" (Monroe 135). She wanted to be more than sex appeal. Her glamour was never questioned, despite turbulence in her life involving love, drugs, and sex scandals. Marilyn's abilities helped her shine through and become a star, impacting the lives of others along the way and since then.In the world of art, Marilyn is forever remembered

Josie Learns About Herself Through The People In Her Life. Explain What She Learns And From Whom

870 words - 4 pages Josie's acquired learning about herself. Through Michael, Josie unearths the less emotional, yet still very important things in life. She learns how value there is in life. This aspect refers to how Michael had left Christina for about seventeen years, and when he had found out about Josie being alive. He though Christina never went through with the birth. On meeting Josie, Michael realised how much Josie meant to himself and Josie realised about

Sharon Olds Family Life and her History

1828 words - 8 pages Whether it is consciously or subconsciously, who we are as adults is very much determined (or influenced) by the experiences that we live through during childhood. These experiences and relationships that we have at such a young age can shape who we are going to be for the rest of our lives. Sharon Olds is a great poet who dives very deeply into her own memories, particularly ones of her childhood, to figure out what they actually mean to her

Mother Teresa - Her life and times

1347 words - 5 pages the age of 18 Agnes decided to be a missionary in India, a decision that would change her life.On September 25, she left to travel to an abbey near Dublin. While living there, she picked up the religious way of life, and adopted the name Sister Teresa. On the first of December, 1928, she left the abbey to travel to Calcutta. She travels to Darjeeling, at the feet of the Himalayas, and on May 23, 1929 she is accepted as a novice and two years

Cleopatra´s Life and Her Intentions

1380 words - 6 pages disparaged and attributed to the utilization of her sexuality. She thus “survives as a wanton temptress” (Schiff 2). To add, her image as a competent female ruler has been further distorted by the media and literature alike. Much of this misrepresentation can be accredited to the scarcity of reliable and unbiased accounts about her life; Rome, her enemy, “controlled the narrative” (Schiff 4). The Romans were afraid of Cleopatra’s power and the

Mother Teresa her life and my feelings

548 words - 2 pages Mother Teresa was a woman who devoted her life to helping the poor, suffering and dying. She touched the lives of people all over the world, from Calcutta to Rome, and from Ethiopia to Venezuela. Mother Teresa has been a role model to people all over the world, but she has been a real inspiration to me. Ever since I was little, I have gone to Catholic school; therefore, I have known about Mother Teresa since I was younger. I have learned about

Florence Nightingale: Her life and dedication

710 words - 3 pages her out, but not this time.Florence became unhappy with her life and felt that getting married like her mother wanted would not satisfy her. At the age of 24, she received another calling from God and decided to follow it. She felt she belonged in hospitals caring for the sick. When she asked her parents to learn more about nursing, they were not suitable with the idea and did not agree with it. In 1846, she decided that she might receive

Love through life and death

2260 words - 9 pages For Time Magazine, by Stephen Lowe You’ve probably heard of the Indian vs. emigrants shootings, the drowning of the Applegate family, and starvation on the Oregon Trail, but do you honestly know to what extent how hard the journey was for the emigrants to make this 2,000 mile journey (McGill; Wagner, 10-15, 109-110; Life and Death on the Oregon Trail). The emigrants had to go through endless hardship, varying from walking the entire journey

Inner Journey and Benigini's Life is Beautiful

1023 words - 4 pages Inner Journey and Benigini's Life is Beautiful All of life is a journey. All Journeys have a beginning and an end. All the outcomes that are associated with journey are the results of the choices that we make in out daily lives, good or bad that have to be lives with. In the Macquarie dictionary journey is defined as

Life and Journey from High School

2214 words - 9 pages and I was not that social to everyone, it was nice to get to know them and little by little, I made more and more friends. From what I've been through, I have worked my way to high school and that's where changed my story in life. It's like season after season in TV shows that is the same with different episodes, until we come into a spin-off with a new cast and story. It's not like it was before. Instead of being a naive kid who had a hard

Martha Graham and her Techniques were Universal through Dance

1646 words - 7 pages often throughout her movements she used the idea of gravity, which led her down to the floor. Martha Graham’s last prominent technique was to strengthen the dancer’s core. Terese Capucilli stated “whether you choose to become a Graham dancer or you never do a Graham ballet in your life, you're going to use the strength you've developed through your pelvis and spine" (qtd. in Marcel). Graham demanded that her dancers had strength in their spines and

Similar Essays

Oprah Winfrey’s Journey Through Life Essay

1228 words - 5 pages Oprah Winfrey is an inspiration to many all around the world. She did not have a very good home life up until the age of 14. She was abused as a child and did not see her mother very often because she was a housemaid who was gone almost every day all day. Vernon Winfrey, Oprah’s father, was a big service in her life when it came to keeping her in a nonviolent manner. Oprah also had her career going for her when she became Miss Black

My Spiritual Journey Through Life Essay

1132 words - 5 pages without regretting my past mistakes. I also began to appreciate all of the blessings that were given to me throughout my life. My new positive attitude allowed me to officially reach spiritual fulfillment. As the song goes by Jimmy Cliff, “ I can see clearly now the rain is gone.” My journey was clear to me, before I reached adulthood; I controlled the weather forecast of my life, I did not need a meteorologist. I understood I may always face rocks, eddies and waterfalls along the way but I have the ability to survive those events and continue to row toward sunny weather.

Eric Fischl: A Journey Through His Life

1695 words - 7 pages The beauty of art really is in the eye of the beholder. Art is a diverse as the people who create it. Some of the most famous art comes from some of the least expected places and people but, their journey is what seems to make it incredible. From the suburbs of Long Island, New York to Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco during the Hippie movement in the 1960’s brought about one of the most influential, internationally acclaimed artists, Eric Fischl

Susan B Anthony's Life And Accomplishments

1566 words - 6 pages Achieving equality between men and women was a long and arduous task. In the 19th century, an organized women’s rights movement began in the United States. Perhaps its most famous leader was Susan B. Anthony, a champion of women’s rights until her death in 1906. Susan B. Anthony’s work established and inspired the institution of many women’s rights, and she remains one of the most influential women in history. Anthony was born in 1820, in